One of the things that separates people from animals is the fact that we use certain animals as companions; why we are attracted to this is difficult to explain. One could say that we are attracted to smaller beings that we find endearing and lovable, but nowadays people also take pets that couldn’t fall into that category, such as snakes or lizards. So how can we find out what types of pets would suit us better? In what follows we are going to give you some tips on how to choose a pet according to its and your characteristics.
First of all, you must carefully consider why you want to get a pet; you must also be certain that you can take on the responsibility of caring for someone else and providing them with all they need. When you take a pet, it becomes totally dependent on you for food, care and even companionship as well, so the relationship between you goes both ways. Ideally, the best types of pets are those which make great companions; the most common are, of course, cats and dogs, because they are some of the most responsive animals as well. Dogs are highly intelligent, loyal, protective and loving, and they are generally trainable. However, not all dog breeds have the same personalities or the same care requirements. If you decide to adopt a certain type of dog, make sure to do some research on the dog’s breed in order to see if it is what you are looking for and whether or not you can afford to give it the best care.
Second of all, pets can be a great addition into anyone’s lives if they are willing to welcome them; that is why they are sometimes used for people who’ve been through some sort of trauma. Having a trusty and loyal companion at your side when things are rough can really help you make it to the other side safely. But when you choose a pet you also have to take other things into consideration, such as the space you are able to offer them. If you live in a small apartment where there’s not much room for a pet, it is recommended that you choose a smaller one who doesn’t need that much activity.
But your personality is also an important standard when deciding over which types of pets to choose; if you’re an active and dynamic person, you should get a pet that is just as active. That way you can play together all the time, go for walks or runs, and consume all your energy together. These kinds of people can have a lot of luck with dogs, but if you want to think outside the box you may think of raising an eagle; they may not be the most loving companions, but you can teach them to hunt and go on adventures together. Ferrets are energetic and curious animals as well, and there will always be something for you to do around them.
As for people who would rather sit on the couch and pet their animal friends, they won’t feel comfortable with agitated animals. Certain types of cats are recommended for them, though you have to know how to choose because some breeds are less friendly. Small rodents, chinchillas, guinea pigs and the like are also suitable for sedentary people because you don’t need to take them out walking; moreover, though they are quite shy, they get used to their masters after a while and like spending time together.
The way you live your life is very important when you have to choose between various types of pets; and because most people don’t want to change their lifestyles for a pet, then you have to find a pet that would feel comfortable with your daily schedule and your routines. If, for example, you have a very busy schedule and couldn’t spend much time with your pet, then you need to get one who doesn’t miss human companionship that much. For example, all dog breeds tend to be very emotionally dependent of their owners, which is why people with busy schedules should not have pet dogs. Some animals, like certain breeds of cats, are quite independent and mind their own business.
All in all, what’s important is that you feel comfortable with each other and are able to get along and form an unbreakable bond.